Student pleads no contest in roommate videotaping

By The Mercury

A Kansas State University student pleaded no contest Monday to videotaping his roommate while she showered last March.

William Reed, 20, Manhattan, appeared in front of Judge Meryl Wilson to plead no contest to the charges that he placed his cell phone on a stand next to their shared shower prior to his female roommate using the bathroom.

Barry Disney, assistant county attorney, appeared for the state and said the 20-year-old woman noticed the phone and deleted the video after viewing it and seeing Reed’s face as he set up the phone’s camera and then herself on camera.

Disney said the woman confronted Reed about the incident through a text message, and Reed told her it was the first time he had attempted to videotape her, characterizing it as a lapse in judgment.

Reed was first arrested on March 1 for breach of privacy and held on $7,000 bond.

He will be sentenced on May 13 in Riley County District Court.

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